How to: Instant Pot Beans

When you’re eating a (mostly) plant based diet, beans are probably one of your staples. They’re very affordable and generally considered a good source of protein – though plant proteins are incomplete and harder for the human body to process than animal proteins. This need not be a problem however, as long as you make…

The perfect meal plan (part 2)

In my previous post on this topic, The perfect meal plan (part1), we explored why it’s so hard for a Spoonie like me to make a meal plan and then stick with it. Summarising, these are the complicating factors medical need to eat a gluten free diet energy levels often low pain levels might be…

The perfect meal plan (part 1)

I’ll be honest. I suck at meal planning. It’s a right pain in the arse. All those wonderful meal plans and recipes you find online… I want that too. I love cooking and am good at it, so why can’t I do that? It shouldn’t be hard. And yet it is. It’s incredibly hard. No…

New home

There was a reason for my long absence. There always is, of course, but this time the reason was rather special. I’d been offered a new home. A fully wheelchair adapted home. And so I rode this roller coaster of getting all my stuff packed, getting a new home ready to move into, and if…

Party Time

Saturday was my birthday. Instead of staying home and having guests, I decided I’d rather spend the day at Efteling, one of the oldest theme parks of the world. Older than Disneyland. And better, of course. I first went to Efteling when I was very young, and the park consisted of little more than the…

Too much

I don’t isolate myself. I seek solitude to find respite from social overwhelm. Withdrawal. Society tends to view withdrawal as a bad thing. It is not. Or rather, it doesn’t have to be. There are times when withdrawal is a need. Sometimes even a life-saving necessity. This has been true for me. Not the life-saving…

Cheat prep

When your fridge and your cupboards are empty, when most of your spoons have been used up, but you still have to eat… That’s when you have no choice but to cheat. You could order take-out. If money allows. Personally, I don’t like to order take-out. It’s expensive, and because of my dietary restrictions, my…

Five minutes

When preparing an entire meal seems too daunting a task, you’ve got other options. Order take-out. Expensive, and usually not all that healthy, but it’s an option. Heat up a freezer meal. With some luck, you’ve even got a couple of home-made meals in your freezer. Make a sandwich. Not very nourishing, but at least…

To prep, or not to prep

… that is the question. Whether it’s nobler to prep and suffer under the pressure of your knives and spoons, or take arms against a kitchen full of food… I’m kidding. But then again, I’m not. If you’re anything like me, you’ve watched dozens – if not hundreds – of those meal prep videos, where…